whir /ˈhwɝ, ˈwɚ/
Whir v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whirred p. pr. & vb. n. Whirring.] To whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz.
The partridge bursts away on whirring wings. --Beattie.
Whir, v. t. To hurry a long with a whizzing sound. [R.]
This world to me is like a lasting storm,
Whirring me from my friends. --Shak.
Whir, n. A buzzing or whizzing sound produced by rapid or whirling motion; as, the whir of a partridge; the whir of a spinning wheel.
n : sound of something in rapid motion; "whir of a bird's
wings"; "the whir of the propellers" [syn: whirr, whirring,
v : make a soft swishing sound; "the motor whirred"; "the car
engine purred" [syn: whizz, whiz, whirr, birr, purr]
[also: whirring, whirred]